Ferris hat-trick gives Clevedon first win in five games

5:00 p.m. December 28, 2021

Archie Ferris scored a hat-trick to help Clevedon Town claim his first victory in five Toolstation Western League games with a 4-1 win over Street at Everyone Active Stadium on Monday.

Street took the lead after nine minutes when Harry Foster’s far-post header over Jordan Lovibond’s cross was brilliantly knocked back by Town goalkeeper Luca Smith, but there was nothing he could do to stop the call. Allesandro Constanza.

However, Clevedon was back on the same level seven minutes later when snappy Freddie King, on the left, prepared Mitch Osmond for a teasing cross that Ferris directed past former Clevedon keeper Harley Wilkinson deep in the net.

In the 34th minute, Wilkinson’s save on another King shot went to a corner and Town took full advantage when Camper’s large cross from Osmond’s short corner saw Ferris pass his marker and skillfully lead the ball over Wilkinson to put Clevedon 2-1 at Halftime.

Clevedon gained confidence and was much more precise early in the second half and they could have increased their lead when a great tackle and an assist from Elliot Nicholson found Camper who put King through only to shoot to the side.

In the 56th minute the score was 3-1 as Ferris gave Osmond a fantastic free kick and Glen Hayer at the far post managed to touch the ball past Wilkinson.

Street tried his luck in the 63rd minute when King’s shot bounced off the bar and hit Ferris on the line before being hacked.

Immediately after that, the return of Ethan Feltham replaced Camper and the determined forward on the left saw him packed by Stafford into the box.

Having missed his previous shot on goal, this time Ferris confidently exploded the ball into the roof of the net to complete his second hat-trick of the season and put the Seasiders 4-1 ahead with the left and their first league win since October .

“We had to show good character after being a bit caught off guard, but after that we controlled the game really well,” said manager Alex White.

“I’m happy for Archie who turned into a good center forward and added goals to his game and the way he reached the top corner with that penalty today will give him confidence for the next one.”

Clevedon is game-free next Saturday, with his next game against Mousehole on January 8.

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